Tyra Moore, LICSW, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker who has over 16 years of experience working in a variety of treatment settings with highly traumatized youth and adults. She received her B.A. in Psychology from UNC Chapel Hill, her MSW from the University of Georgia, and is currently a doctoral candidate (DSW) at the University of Pennsylvania.
Tyra has a certification in Advanced Trauma Work and specializes in working with clients who are currently experiencing traumatic situations, as well as those who may be navigating through the residual impacts of past traumas. Although focusing the early part of her career on work in the area of foster care, Tyra has more recently expanded her trauma work to include training and providing clinical supports around racial trauma in the corporate environment. Tyra believes that far too often we underestimate the traumatic impacts of internal and external racial discord, especially in the workplace. Tyra, through her work with local corporate training partners like The Management Center in Washington, DC, and national leaders in the area of racial trauma like Resmaa Menakem, understands that most professionals are conditioned to not bring their full selves to the workplace. The intentional dismissing and devaluing of unique and dynamic parts of the self, regardless of cultural background, can be an additional contributor to workplace trauma.
Tyra is certain that no matter what the traumatic experience(s), healing most often requires an expression of courage and vulnerability inside of safe spaces. Tyra is committed to providing a safe space for her clients to discuss, discover, unpack, address, and release the emotional, cognitive, and visceral residuals of significant negative experiences. In addition to the offering of a safe and non-judgmental space, Tyra combines psychoeducation with an integrated trauma-informed approach. She draws from tenants of cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, attachment therapy, and grief work, with a focus on individualized interventions that help her clients reach their personal treatment goals.
Dr. Kathleen Costello, MS, DC is committed to helping people awaken to more meaning, awareness, and joy in their lives and work. Through mindfulness, positive psychology, and cognitive-behavioral coaching she helps people navigate times of uncertainty and growth to see how their strengths, resilience, and values determine their ideal next steps.
She received a Master of Science degree in Positive Psychology and a Doctorate in Chiropractic because of a deep desire to help people flourish and to cultivate what is best within them. She provides a safe space for powerful and authentic exploration and accountability to help clients navigate their journey of life with more excitement, ease, and empowerment.
ShaCarolyn is a graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University where she studied Molecular and Cellular Biology. Halyard's educational credentials also include a Master's degree in Positive Psychology with a concentration in Life Coaching. ShaCarolyn is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Divinity with a concentration in Justice, Peace, and Conflict Transformation from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.
Ms. Halyard has been coaching for 13 years in various organizations to include juveniles in the Department of Juvenile Justice, Women in the Georgia Department of Corrections, and women working to overcome trauma. ShaCarolyn also enjoys coaching executives and building organizational infrastructure to support the growth and development of teams while streamlining processes. Resilience Training and Cognitive-Behavioral Training are two of her favorite coaching methods.
Marcella is a professionally trained Coach that empowers clients to thrive through transitions. Engaging in energized encounters that helps clients to know that change is not always easy but it can be conquered. She is passionate about coaching people and helping them remove interferences that get in the way of living a successful, fulfilled, healthy and purposeful life.
Marcella holds a Masters of Science in Positive Psychology Coaching from Life University in addition to a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Alabama State University. As a Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) she upholds the essential Core Competencies that make her an exceptional coach. She has also studied the Science of Happiness at the University of California Berkeley.
Coach Marcella has a true passion for people and has spent most of her professional career in supervisory roles. Served as a VP of Portfolio Management for a Reliance Health Solutions. Regional Director for Motivational Coaches of America. Even spent some time as a teacher molding the minds of the next generation. In these roles, she learned the importance of teamwork, the components of a good leader, and the true meaning of success. Marcella is energized by the success of her clients in their lives and careers. Celebrating the wins that bring out the best in them so they can show up in the world.
All of her experience and education have given her the space to use her gift to live by her motto to “Be the light you want to see in the world”.
Chelsey is a certified, professional Leadership and Performance Coach who partners with individuals and organizations to help identify and action a blueprint to successfully move from where they are to where they want to be. Chelsey helps clients identify their obstacles, develop effective ways to move through them and, create sustainable behaviors to promote lasting change.
Chelsey coaches from the belief that by improving individual self-awareness and emotional intelligence, organizations can change their entire trajectory and maximize growth and success. The way we think and feel influences the way we behave, so if we want to make changes within an organization’s behaviors (and ultimately its success) we must start with the collective beliefs and mindsets! When an organization partners with Chelsey, they can expect her coaching to support and build upon their values and culture, using them as the driver to promote collaborative solutions to growth and success.
Chelsey’s education in organizational behavior and analysis, positive psychology, and cognitive behavioral therapy has provided her a unique understanding of organizations, people in organizations, and what it takes to successfully shift individual and group mindsets to alter outcomes.
Chelsey has experience coaching leaders and staff within the Department of Defense, universities, public school districts and global technology firms.
Jonathan Powell is a positive psychology coach and character development specialist who focuses on empowering diverse leaders and lifelong learners with the skills and tools to build confidence, character, and resilience. He is a founding member of the International Association of Positive Psychology Coaches, and an affiliate member and committee leader of the ICF chapter in Charlotte, North Carolina. He holds a Master of Science in Positive Psychology Coaching from Life University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Philosophy from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.
Jonathan’s purpose is to create significant positive ripples in the world by coaching his clients in building a robust sense of well-being. His intuitive, compassionate approach to partnering with others for self-defined success and life satisfaction translates into client clarity on personal and professional topics that lead to a range of shifts in thought and behavior that reframe and enhance the human experience. Jonathan is grateful for the tremendous amount of joy he shares in celebrating his client’s achievements and does the work he does because he believes in the generative potential of thriving Black communities. He appreciates excellence, honesty, different perspectives, and positive relationships.
Dr. Julie Tofilon, DMin., ACC, holds a Doctorate in Leadership as well as being a credentialed coach with the International Coach Federation.
For over 35 years, including 15 years overseas in three countries, she has trained many people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and ages in personal and leadership development, along with interpersonal cross-cultural relationship skills.
Since childhood, Julie has had a passion and affinity for anything and anyone multi-cultural, making friends with every immigrant child in school. Later, she spent her last year of high school as a foreign exchange student, sent by the Rotary Club.
She then got her B.A. cum laude in International Relations and M.A. summa cum laude in Cross-Cultural Studies, before serving overseas with her husband and family as a teacher, professor, and cross-cultural exchange expert.
Her coaching reflects that appreciation for diversity. It also includes a warm, empathetic, positive-psychology approach that puts her clients at ease, knowing she believes in them and will walk alongside them to achieve the results they yearn for.
She has been wonderfully married 37 years, has two sons, two daughters-in-love, and three cherished grandsons. In her free time, she enjoys time with family and friends, hiking, and writing, playing, and singing music.
Improving his leadership and helping others unlock their potential is Brian’s life work. This focus on leadership led to success in the military and business before becoming a full-time coach and leadership consultant.
Brian spent 29 years overseeing the Operations and Maintenance of power plants, spending time in the U.S Nuclear Navy, and operating gas turbine facilities. He has managed all aspects of the power plant operations and maintenance business, from facility management to supporting business development activities and overseeing the daily execution of contracts of facilities both internationally and domestically.
Brian’s military career involved serving in the U.S Nuclear Navy submarine force for 12 years and then acting on major command staff for ten years in the reserves. Brian retired from the U.S Navy Reserves after 22 years of service.
Brian earned a B.S in Physics from Taylor University and an M.S in Engineering Acoustics from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA.
Brian has been married to Sharice for 33 years, and they have raised three children together.
Carol Campbell-Fullard has served as an educator for over 20 years. Her experience has spanned from teaching in the classroom to being a middle school principal. During her career she has been able to partner with organizations, and districts that seek to close "the achievement gap" both academically and culturally for children.
As a personal and professional coach, Carol is committed to helping individuals leverage their vision to move forward and increase productivity through effective and sustainable ways. She received a Bachelors from Ithaca College and Masters from both CUNY Lehman College and Georgetown University.
In her spare time, she loves to read, write, and will release her first guided devotional journal, TAP to Unmute, and a co-authored Anthology, Unmute Yourself, in the fall. She is a mom and wife who resides in Maryland with her family. Her life is truly guided by the following quote: “When we are no longer able to change a situation — we are challenged to change ourselves.” Viktor E. Frankl
Professor Darius Frasure is a highly sought-after speaker, workshop facilitator, poet, and coach. He specializes in helping high-functioning individuals and teams create, nurture, and develop sustainable presence and engagement practices. He cultivates awareness through evidence-based practices, intuition, and creativity. His process fosters learning and renewed vision: to see opportunities in places of limitation as well as practical methods for maintaining the state of the “best self!” He holds degrees from Paul Quinn College (B.S.), Luther Rice Seminary (MA), National University (MFA), and Fielding Graduate University. At Fielding, Darius completed the Evidence Based Coaching Certificate (EBC). He is currently enrolled in their doctoral program, the Ed.D in Leadership For Change. His work revolves around partnerships with literary arts and education organizations, impacting Texas and the United States. He is a member of the International Coach Federation as well as the North Texas Chapter. His poetry appears in many literary journals, and select readings are on youtube. He has one spoken word album, Spoken Pieces (2010), and two collections of poetry: stained glass medusa (2015) and of stone and rope (2019).
As a Certified Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach, Diana helps Technology Leaders deepen their Emotional Intelligence and communication skills to inspire their teams to higher performance levels, creatively solve problems, and positively impact their bottom line. Early in her career, as an American ex-pat, Diana lived and worked in countries including Mexico, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, and the Netherlands, giving her a deep and intimate knowledge and invaluable experience of working first hand in a variety of cultures. As a Hispanic American woman working and traveling the world she faced different challenges of cultural exclusion and inclusion. Using those experiences to empower her career and help others, Diana became an advocate for a wellness approach in coaching and helping business leaders evaluate their own mindsets with regards to diversity, equality, and inclusion.
As a Former Dale Carnegie Master Trainer, Diana worked with Directors and Senior Executives in Fortune 500 companies to transform their team spirit and communication, turning low-performing teams into highly productive and engaged teams.
She is certified in ‘Using Positive Psychology in Coaching’ from The Institute of Emotional Intelligence and is an ICF Member Coach meaning she abides to their high standard in coaching.
Diana calls San Diego, California home. When she is not playing with her two little girls or hanging with her hubby you can see her on stage doing stand up comedy . . .and if you are wondering no she is not that funny.
Gretchen Johnson is a Life and Leadership Coach committed to partnering with leaders to help them maximize their individual and organizational potential which will enable them to become powerful, purpose driven leaders at work, home, and in their communities.
Gretchen has over 25 years experience in management and customer service, and 15 plus years in the human resources profession. She also has professional working experience in banking, education, and property management.
Gretchen earned her Master’s degree in Human Resources from Central Michigan University, Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Western Michigan University, and received formal coach training and certification as a personal and executive coach through The Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute. Additionally, she is a Certified EIQ-2 Practitioner (Emotional Intelligence).
She is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Society for Human Resource Management nationally, and a member of the Ohio Valley Charter Chapter of ICF.
Gretchen has a passion for sisterhood and youth and serves as a youth mentor at her church to help make a difference in the lives of young ladies. She enjoys being a wife, mother to four adult children, grandmother, and friend.
Heather Hall is a certified Executive and Somatic Coach who helps aspiring leaders become inspiring leaders. As an introvert, she knows that many of our promising leaders are unseen and unheard. Her mission is to help everyone embrace their unique contributions and empower them with the tools to reach success on their own terms. In her work with organizations, she helps leaders build dynamic teams where everyone is recognized and rewarded.
Heather’s career started in biology and community college teaching, before moving to Alaska and pursuing a career in environmental service, where she worked for two decades in analytical chemistry laboratories. Throughout her leadership journey in a global corporation, she brought a people-centered approach to team development and organizational transformation.
Following a call to use her gifts and experience more fully, and to be closer to her family, Heather returned to her home state of Maryland. Drawing on her capacity to create a safe space and sit with the unknown, Heather became a Spiritual Director, walking with others as they seek meaning and belonging. An avid reader and scrapbooker, she leads workshops and retreats to help others find, own and tell their stories through arts & crafts.
Jennifer Nielsen, PCC, CPCC, MBA is a certified professional leadership and executive coach with over 18 years of experience as a senior leader, career advisor, trainer and coach in the professional services industry. Jennifer supports her clients in their leadership and personal journey to navigate career growth, elevate to their full potential and co-create a life of joy and fulfillment in the mist of today's chaos and ambiguity with zest and grit. Jennifer empowers her client leaders to be intentional with their actions and gain more alignment with themselves to thrive and then in turn be able to inspire their teams to collaborate in order to seek better business results.
She has coached leaders in the consumer products, consulting, financial services, government, hospitality, life sciences, retail and technology industries. Her coaching style is empowering, exploratory, and actionable.
She has served as an adviser and board member on several professional non-profit organizations focused on diversity and inclusion, community service, education and leadership development.
She grew up in Washington, DC, relocated to Seattle, WA in 2018 to leave her DC family, and now in 2020 call Orange County, CA home with her husband and two young boys.
Julie Wong is a leadership coach with a passion to ignite the next generation of leaders to live their dream of a better world. She is the coach she wished she had as the highest-ranking person of color in several organizations. Julie brings 30 years of leadership and management experience as a supervisor, mentor, and coach. She served in the C-Suite as the Vice President of Student Affairs leading 200 staff, and $20-80 million-dollar budgets at three institutions.
Julie is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) with the Coaches Training Institute. She is also a Positive Intelligence (PQ) mental fitness coach who works with leaders to improve peak performance, peace of mind\wellness, and healthy relationships. Julie has a PhD in Policy, Planning, and Administration, a MA in University Administration, and a BS in Recreation and Leisure Studies. She is also a graduate of the Harvard Institute for Management and Leadership.
Julie is a globetrotter and loves to meet people around the world. When she’s not traveling she loves to swim, bike, and learn new stuff. She is a spiritual gangster living life to the fullest and seeking the greatest good possible for herself and others.
Kirsten Bunch is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and a Positive Intelligence Mental Fitness Coach who typically works with nonprofit and mission-focused business leaders who want to manage change more effectively, or who simply want to have more impact and less stress at work.
She holds a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University. Kirsten spent 20+ years in leadership positions in some of the most impactful international nonprofits including Rainforest Alliance, TrickleUp and VisionSpring where she led business development and fundraising initiatives and managed diverse multi-national teams.
Kirsten uses neuroscience, adult developmental theory, positive psychology and somatics to help leaders create and manage change. She is obsessed with the question of how you can maximize your potential by overcoming the fear and procrastination that is holding you back. This obsession started on a roller derby track, where at the age of 46, Kirsten learned to use her fear as a leverage for going after her dreams. She lives in northern New Jersey with her wife and many fur-children.
Michelle is a Certified High Performance Coach™ serving individuals, teams, and organizations. She enables significant human potential by unlocking greater vision, clarity, and courage to obtain desired outcomes. Michelle leverages strength-based methods to discover uniqueness in every individual and to promote courageous communication.
Michelle helps clients identify challenges and develop clear action plans to move through them. She challenges beliefs, behaviors, and habits to promote lasting change for the future.
Michelle's education in Administrative Leadership and Positive Psychology provide her a unique understanding of organizations, people in organizations, and what it takes to improve its performance by maximizing human potential.
Michelle has experience coaching and collaborating with world-wide clients from over twenty-six countries. Her clients are diversified across many business sectors, including Fortune 500 Companies, C-Suite Executives, Health Care, Energy, Utilities, Travel and Transportation, Information Technology, Real Estate, Small Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Online & Brick and Mortar Business Owners.
Through a creative lens and science-based outcomes, Michelle enjoys the journey of working with people to raise their beliefs and unlock potential, so they advance with greater purpose.
Mika Acklin is a mid-level professional with a background in the private/non-profit realm. Her background ranges from working in the mental health sector to human resources. Throughout her career, she realized that she enjoyed connecting people to resources to help bring about change in individual’s lives and careers.
Mika is a professional coach that seeks to revise mid-level executives’ careers. She evokes and creates insight by encouraging these individuals to leverage their current skill set to aspire to the next level in their current job or business. She has a bachelors degree in Psychology from Park University. In addition, she has a double masters from Park University in Non-profit Management and Walden University in Organizational Psychology. She has also served on local Diversity & Inclusion committees.
Stephanie LaBonte is a Leadership Coach, life-long learner, mom, wife, runner, believer in learned optimism, and human thriving advocate. She has more than fifteen years of corporate experience where she garnered extensive knowledge of corporate processes, adult learning, diversity and inclusion initiatives, workforce management, coaching, and program/project management. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Troy University and a Master of Science in Positive Psychology Coaching from Life University. She also has a Corporate Coaching Certificate from the University of Alabama, a Certificate in Personal Development Coaching from The Capp Institute, and a Foundations of Positive Psychology Specialization Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania on Coursera.
Stephanie is dedicated to helping organizations thrive with employees that feel free to bring their full selves to work. She has specific expertise around strengths-based authenticity, mind management, belonging culture curation, and productivity. Stephanie has direct experience working with employees and leaders at many levels to manage their minds, explore their strengths, show up authentically in their lives, determine their purpose or passion, and achieve their goals. With a myriad of experience across multiple diversity dimensions, she brings a unique perspective to coaching, speaking, and workshops.
Stephanie lives in Alabama with her wife, four boys, three cats, and four dogs. She enjoys being out in nature and spending time with her family.
Terri is a talented personal and professional coach, and leadership development facilitator. For more than 20 years, she has worked in the field of human development helping others within the financial services industry grow personal and professional skills that help broaden perspectives, shift thinking, infuse compassion, and demonstrate vulnerability. She has a passion for diversity, equity, inclusion, and engagement and leads efforts to broaden understanding, tolerance, and acceptance.
Terri is a gifted storyteller and author of a lifestyle blog which focuses on sharing her life’s experiences and random thoughts in hopes that others will relate and connect. Her brand includes authenticity, vulnerability, candor, and truth-telling. She believes these characteristics, when harnessed appropriately, positively contribute to a joy-filled existence.
Terri holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from James Madison University, an M.Ed. from Regent University, and certification as a Professional Life Coach from Transformation Academy. She lives in coastal Virginia where she enjoys spending time with her family, relaxing at the beach, and connecting with friends.
C. Venus Gordon is an outstanding Coach. She has many years of combined Intelligence Community, coaching and consulting experience, and an active Top Secret clearance. Venus is an expert in coaching Leaders and groups through complex transitions to achieve their personal and organizational goals. She also possesses deep global cultural consciousness and has worked with leaders from several countries.